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Posted on 17 May 2024

Do Not Disturb: The Employee Right to Disconnect

Where the line is blurred between work and home in modern society, employees can often find themselves struggling to take a break from work. For employers, customers and clients, depending on the nature of…

Posted on 22 Mar 2024

Important considerations – Wills & Powers of Attorney

What is a Will? A will is a legal document that outlines how your property and possessions should be distributed after your death. Writing a will is an important step you can take to…

Posted on 23 Jan 2024

Important changes to property tax laws affecting vendors and their contracts of sale of land

The State Taxation Acts and Other Acts Amendment Act 2023 (Vic) has recently been passed by Parliament and introduces significant changes to property tax laws in Victoria, some of which will have an impact…

Posted on 21 Dec 2023

Testamentary Trust Wills

Have you ever been advised to consider implementing Testamentary Trust Wills rather than a standard will for your estate planning? Are you interested in ensuring your assets are securely held by your beneficiaries or…

Posted on 2 Nov 2023

Preparing the Family and the Farm for longevity: Family Farm Succession Planning in Victoria

For regional Victorians, the family farm is not just a land or a business; it’s home, a way of life, and a family legacy. It can be inextricably linked to generations of stories and…

Posted on 25 Nov 2022

Clear as Mud – interpreting terms in Commercial Contract Disputes

Whether it be a sense of urgency to obtain a fully signed contract, frustration over a long and drawn out negotiation period, or simply wanting to strike while the iron is hot, it may…

Posted on 22 Feb 2022

Family Trusts – beware the 8% duty surcharge

If you are purchasing residential property in your discretionary (family) trust, or may in future, then read on. In 2015, Victoria introduced an 8% stamp duty surcharge for foreign purchasers of residential property. This…

Posted on 17 Jan 2022

Victorian Government Announces Extension to the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (CTRS) 2021

On Saturday the Victorian government announced an extension to the 2021 CTRS. The 2021 CTRS has been extended to cover the period from 16 January 2022 to 15 March 2022 to provide “rent relief…

Posted on 17 Sep 2021

Mandatory Jabs for Construction Workers

On 16 September 2021, the State government announced that construction workers now have until 23 September 2021 at 11:59pm to have had their first dose of a vaccine. Although the precise details of the…

Posted on 10 Sep 2021

New Rent Relief Regulations for Commercial Leases

As flagged in my earlier article, the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Regulations 2021 are now in effect and set out the requirements for rent relief for eligible tenants and eligible leases and licences. Unfortunately…